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sara bloomquist has the details. >> reporter: rick and monica police have little doubt there is an arsonist at work in the overbrook section of the city. police have responded to three fires all at auto storage facilities all along lancaster avenue. the latest happened on the 1500 block and someone poured gasoline on vehicles and set them ablaze. >> this is the fire at the major events auto lot. police were called at 10:00 p.m., and found 10 vehicles on fire. the blaze is investigated now as a possible arson. >> it was done intentionally. they even left the gas can in there. >> he toes cars to be stored on the light. he puts the damage at $3100 and
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wonders who would do such a thing. >> they have to get to the bottom of t. you have people spending money for stuff. and somebody destroying it. >> police tell "action news" it's the third suspicious fire on lancaster avenue, an at auto storage facility in recent months. a surveillance camera captured video of a fire at the superior automotive and towing lot at 1622 lancaster avenue, it's suspect can be seen fleeing with his left hand and arm on fire. there was a fire on the automotive spot on the same block. >> it's a pattern, a behavior pattern that someone needs to put a stop to. >> police are still unclear as to what the motive may be and happening in remote pockets of the city in the late night or early morning hours, anyone with
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information should call philadelphia police or the fire marshals office, police want to stop this arsonist before someone gets hurt. i'm sara bloomquist, channel 6 "action news." >> thank you sara, a buck county mother is facing charges accused of beating her own child to death. 24-year-old kayla moore is charged with criminal homicide and criminal assault and endangering the welfare of a child. moore herself called 911 sunday night saying her son was in cardiac arrest and a day later that child died. nora muchanic spoke to police today about the investigation and she will have the details coming up on "action news" at 6:00. from our delaware newsroom, a crash that injured a young pedestrian is under investigation in newcastle right now and paramedics responded to north dupont highway and found the victim with head and possible internal injuries, the victim is believed to be in his
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teens. he broke parrier in not one but two major u.s. cities and tonight people that knew and respected the first african-american philadelphia police commissioner remember him. willy williams died at his home in florida. >> i am proud to say is he one of my heros in this profession. >> richard ross fondly remembers willy williams. the first black police commissioner here in philadelphia. >> people have asked me multiple times would i want to aspire to be a police commissioner was when i met him. >> he rose from patrol officer to top come in 1988, a monumental task in its own right and difficult in the 50s, 60s, 70s and 80s. he calls williams a pioneer.
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>> he was a humble man. with a great deal of grace and dignity. and did an extraordinary job as police commissioner. >> williams was recruited by los angeles to be their commissioner in 1992, l.a. was dealing with the aftermath of the rodney king riots and the fracture relationships of african-americans and police. >> he was a guy that was even tempered and a firm guy and strong leadership skills. he was one of the initial proponents of community policing and he pushed that very hard. williams passed away outside of atlanta, he is survived by his wife and children. one of whom is a police lieutenant here in philadelphia and grew up with homicide captain, james clark. >> knew him as a family man and great father and great husband. i knew both sides of him. >> i spoke with the former
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commissioner's son, he is in atlanta where his father passed away and he tells me that funeral arrangements are not finalized but will be brought back here to philadelphia for services. chad pradelli, channel 6 "action news." and now to the race for president tonight. ted cruz made a major announcement a short time ago. he says if he wins it's republican nomination he will tap carly fiorina as his running mate. calling her an extraordinary leader and someone the country can trust. and pointed to her conservative principles and shattered glass ceilings. >> she knows after creating jobs and expand jobs and raise wages. >> cruz was shut out of all five contests during yesterday's primaries. the local showdown shaping up for november. the stage is set for
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pennsylvania's next senate race and mcginty will try to unseat pat toomey, she beat joe sestak by 10 points. today the action cam caught up with mcginty as she thanked voters at murray's deli. >> i think it's hurtful to women and to families when pat toomey leads the charge to take away planned parenthood that serves 104,000 of his very own constituents or opposed to increasing the minimum wage and equal pay for equal work. senator pat toomey -- blamed mcginty for following the
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democratic party to a letter and is willing to stray from the gop if necessary. >> i have been willing to celebrate myself from the republican party when i think the party is mistaken. i don't know any case where katie mcginty has separated herself from the most liberal wing of her party. >> if mcginty were to win she would be the first female senator from pennsylvania. stay with "action news" for continuing coverage of this fall senate race we'll post updates on the "action news" facebook page as well as at 6 abc at twitter and online at in other news, philadelphia police are looking for several suspects after two officers were injured in a hit and run that sparked a bizarre chain of events, the squad car was hit at broad street and brown, the chaos ended just two blocks away
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trying to find the men responsible for a completely different crime. katherine scott has the story. >> today crews were out at 15th and parrish in philadelphia repairing this traffic light. the only damage left behind by the mayhem. is it started before 2:00 a.m. when plain clothed officers were driving down broad street near brown, when they were broadsided by the black sedan at the intersection that took off. they didn't stop or render help, they just left the scene. a white ford suv pulled up and the driver later told police he saw the crash scene and panicked and got out of his suv and left it in drive and the suv was slowly rolling, that is when two people that were in the area saw it and took it. >> he was not robbed or carjacked and nobody said anything to him. he just jumped out of the car we don't know why. >> the suspects fled in the stolen car south and broad and
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ended up going the wrong way on 15th street before crashing head-on in a minivan with people inside and then a parked nissan ultima. the suspects got out and ran away possibly entering a club at broad and parrish. >> two males one wearing a hood the sweater shirt, red. and the police went in to the club and found a discarded red, hooded sweatshirt. >> the two plain clothes officers were taken to hahnemann in critical condition. one had a concussion and the other head, neck and shoulder pain but they are doing okay. katherine scott, channel 6 "action news." time now for a check of our oiling traffic report midweek. >> lets go live to matt pellman in the traffic center. >> we had multiple annoyances this morning to bog us down here on 95. the normal afternoon volume
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bogging us down. the northbound lanes coming out of center city from this point at bridge street to cotman towards bucks county. still the crash blocking off gibson road at the bridge, stay on the boulevard to get around that. and a crash on montgomery county 422 eastbound to limerick lynn field, not causing huge delays, and it's delays are forming close to oaks and route 29. we are hearing for the rest of the week there is a church there in danger of collapsing hanover street is your alternate. one more crash in chester county along greaseson road, we'll check it again coming up in the next half hour. >> thanks matt. >> more ahead on "action news." a former speakers of the house sentenced on serious charges. how much time he is sentenced to jail after a hush money case.
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and a child is getting a chance to see normally, but a hefty price, the life saving technology they are rallying for that young boy. yesterday felt like june and today feels like march and we are stuck in the cloudy and cool and damp weather pattern, i'll let you know for how long when "action news" returns.
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dennis hastert is sentenced to 15 months behind bars, he pleaded guilty to rye lating a banking law while trying to pay someone millions of dollars in hush money to keep allegations of sex abuse secret. prosecutors say the politician sexual assaulted for of them while a high school wrestling coach. and the man accused of the paris terrorist attacks last november is sent back to france for prosecution. salah abdeslam was sent back to france today. he is one of ten men suspected of carrying out the paris attacks that kill 130 people. he is the only surviving
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suspect. some lawmakers and some families are calling on the tga to ban all forms of powdered caffeine, saying the substance is deadly and should not be on the market. ali gorman is here with the details. >> powdered caffeine is dangerous, it's 100% pure caffeine. one tea spoon is equal to 28 cups of coffee and if you have more than one tablespoon you could have seizures, heart attacks and even death. the families of two that died are urging them to ban the product. >> they issues warning letters, but they say it's not enough they want an all out ban. and also today a three months mump outbreak at harvard
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university may affect the commencement, despite trying to isolate the students. all the students with confirmed cases have been vaccinated either their immunity weakened or the mumps virus has changed. students that get sick next month will not be allowed to attend graduation. a high tech vision system is giving chris a chance to see his mother. when he was born his eyes were not fully developed. he writes with a braille typewriter and does his homework on an abacus. he tried out e site, glasses that can electronically correct in vision problems. >> i wish i could see my mom through the glasses and i did and i was smiling. >> i broke down and cried. >> chris also read words on a
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page. however, he may not be able to get e sight permanently because the insure will not pay the $15,000 cost. his classmates are planning a fundraiser at school and his mother is raising money at church. he is a great student but is capable of so much more. i hope he can get it. >> thank you ali. still ahead on "action news." the popular menu item that mcdonald's says they are trying to make simpler. and how a new uber program is giving passengers a good reason to be on time. >> and "action news" is about interests action with you. follow us for the latest headlines, follow us on
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mcdonald's, says they are trying to simplify the ingredients in chicken mcnuggets, testing the popular menu item without preservetives next month. they did not go into details but the parents can feel good about
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it. ride sharing service, uber, is testing a wait time fee for passengers, under the new program customers are charged if their driver is waiting two minutes after arriving to the pickup location, the pilot program is in effect in new jersey and new york city and dallas and phoenix. it's a good time to take a break outdoors as part of the the ninth national take a walk at lunch day create the by the red cross, encouraging people to take small steps to a healthier life. those that walked the designated route got a certificate for the philadelphia ride share program. children in delaware county got to have fun while raise ago wearness about autism. they blue bubbles and they lines the school's driveway with suds in hand. part of a worldwide event for the safety of autism and the
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bubbles are symbols of hope for autistic children and their families. sky 6 hd showing you penn's landing and cecily tynan is coming up with the exclusive accuweather forecast. look around pennsylvania and it's not hard to spot winners. and with over 2 million winners of match 6, cash 5, and treasure hunt every single month, that's hardly a surprise. winners, winners everywhere! play today!
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time for a check of
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accuweather forecast at the "action news" big board. time for a check of the forecast, on the chilly side. people complain it's too hot and be careful what you wished for, it's cloudy and chilly and sky 6 hd looking at the commodore barry bridge and the clouds holding very firm and yesterday afternoon we had temperatures in the 70s and 80s and right now 54 in philadelphia, the same in millville and allentown 57 and wilmington 53 and trenton 55 and cape may 51. yesterday at this time philadelphia was a rain cooled 72 after a high earlier in the day of 86 degrees, so 18 degrees cooler this time than yesterday in philadelphia. but look at this, areas to the south where they haven't gotten the rain, running 30 to 34 degreed colder today than 24 hours ago. a dramatic change, satellite 6 along with action radar showing the reason why that cold front
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that moved through last night has just stalled to the south and that kept us really socked in with clouds and the exception the northern lehigh valley and the poconos where you have sunshine right now and we have even had a few scattered showers here and there, and tomorrow is a day. you need the jacket but need the umbrella. tonight the clouds begin to diminish a little bit and stays on the chilly side and 49 in cape may and allentown 38 degrees and reading 39. future tracker showing tomorrow we see filtered sunshine earlier this the day at 7:30, 50 in philadelphia. and 48 in trenton and 52 in wildwood. and as we head into the afternoon, the low pressure that brought the hail and straight line winds to the plains last night that will push in and bring in not severe weather. but a solid area of rain from philadelphia to the west. the penn relay kicks off
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tomorrow night a great forecast. a wet afternoon and 61 degrees and friday more scattered showers and lots of clouds and 58 and on saturday, the one dry day we get over the next five days, partly sunny with a temperature of 66, here is the good news as well. the next two days with the rain this lowers the pollen levels in the area and the next two days the pollen level is medium, it's been high or medium high the past ten days. a dry start to the day and the rain moving in during the afternoon, it's cool but not as cool as today. cloudy and cool and occasional rain and 58 degrees, we bright things up on saturday a decent day and 66 and sunshine and cloudy and rain moving in and could put a damper on the broad street run and 61 and clouds and shower and 65 i'll talk about the sunday forecast coming up in the full accuweather forecast. quick break and more news after this.
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hello again here is what is
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happening on "action news" tonight. moves are made in two presidential campaigns following two primaries in pennsylvania, delaware and three other states. a scuffle between to women outside a center city starbucks, what the victim told police started it. and the eagles are poised to make big news at the draft in chicago. now the details. the presidential primaries in pennsylvania and delaware are in the books. it's a big night for the race for the republican and democratic nominations. a big night for donald trump, he swept all five contests, locking wins in pennsylvania, maryland, delaware, rhode island and connecticut. and hillary clinton took pennsylvania, maryland, delaware, and connecticut but bernie sanders took rhode island. >> donald trump has 989
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delegates and cruz trailing with 562 and john kasich 153 delegates and 1237 delegates are needed. hillary clinton has 2,441 and 1, 122 are pledged. well, despite the recent loss, ted cruz is pushing forward with his nomination, just a short time ago, he named former presidential candidate, carly fiorina as his running mate. saying she champions principles and knows how to create jobs. >> and bernie sanders is moving forward with his campaign despite his disappointing finish. he is rallying indiana.
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sanders is laying off hundreds of his campaign staffers to refocus his resources on the california primary in june. for more on today's developments lets head to washington. >> reporter: good evening rick and monica. donald trump and hillary clinton's challengers are coming out with strong messages with their intent to fight on. a different audience on the campaign trail for donald trump. >> america first will be the major and overriding theme of my administration. trump delivers a foreign policy speech to a seat a suit and tie audience and used a teleprompter as he switches to the election in which he promises to appear more presidential. >> our friends and enemies must know if i draw a line in the sandy will enforce that line in
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the sand, believe me. >> and trump vowed to destroy isis by being more unpredictable. and his closest challenger, ted cruz is brushing off tuesday's losses in five northeastern states. cruz makes headlines by naming a running mate as part of his strategy to win at a contested convention. >> i will run on a ticket with my vice presidential nominee, carly fiorina. >> on the democratic side bernie sanders makes clear he will fight on despite dispointing results in tuesday's primary. >> we are in this campaign to win and become the democratic nominee. >> reporter: hillary clinton is taking a day off the trail but still slamming donald trump for his policy proposals which she calls reckless.
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channel 6 "action news." >> thank you. parts of the midwest and the south are bracing for more severe weather tonight, the national weather service has confirmed that three tornadoes touched down in oklahoma yesterday. crews are also satisfiesing six other reported twisters in texas, kansas and missouri and indiana. a 62-year-old woman was killed after a tree fell on her home near houston and the storms snapped power polls and damaged homes and buildings including a medical facility. >> i'm in shock and still in shock. >> over in kansas, huge pieces of hail fell from the size some were the size of grapefruits. >> david muir will have more on the dangerous weather coming up on world news, watch that tonight following "action news" at 6:00. two delaware men are facing charges stemming from a deadly shooting in delaware.
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they are being held on more than a million dollars bail each tonight. detectives believe that both young men were responsible for shooting and killing is sorrano and charges with first degree murder and conspiracy. delaware state police investigators have released the name of a driver killed in a crash along 202 in wilmington early this morning. they say that 28-year-old devon williams from newcastle was speeding and hit a stone wall. johnson who was wearing his seatbelt did not survive. no one else was hurt. still not clear what caused him to lose control. a minneapolis county man is accused of trying to sexual assault a young teen he met over the internet. he is mike after straff.
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he sent communications to who he thought was a 14-year-old girl. he set up a meeting with the intent to perform sex acts with her. when he arrived at the location he was arrested. philadelphia police are looking for a woman that attacked another woman outside of a center city starbucks. it was all captured on surveillance video, it happened along the 1600 block of arch street and the victim told detectives that the victim threw a coffee stirrer and things escalated when they went out side. the suspect threw a cup of coffee at her face. the suspect ran off. police are looking for two suspects that beat and robbed two men in old city. this video was taken along the unit block of bank street. the suspects got out of a car and suddenly attacked two other men on the street. they took a wallet and cell phone and $200 in cash and drove
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off. philadelphia police are trying to identify this man tonight who burglarized a feltonville restaurant. he broke into del sandwich through a metal window gate early monday morning, the man went behind the counter and grabbed an undisclosed amount of cash. time to get a look at the traffic situation. lets go to matt pellman in the traffic center. >> people are trying to get home to their casa for a sandwich. a crash just cleared from the ramp to the vine street expressway to the westbound schuylkill expressway and that ramp is completely reopened and the damage is done. it's a parking lot across town from 95 to the schuylkill and you may want to stay on the local vine as an alternate. and keep in mind the next few mornings and vine and the schuylkill and ben franklin bridge is extra busy because of the penn relays coming to the
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city. and in spots town fear of a church collapse is coming, hanover street is an alternate around that. and in delaware by royal farms look for a crash at 72, the one blocking the northbound side of 13 has cleared. in burlington county, by columbus a lane is out there. and the burlington bristol bridge, will shut down for maintenance starting at 9:00. back over to you. >> thank you. still ahead on "action news" tonight. a suspect leads police in a winding chase through a major u.s. city. we'll show you how it all ended. >> and some local veterinarians are getting their hands on equipment that is helping them treat their largest patients and cecily is in for adam tonight. >> cloudy and cool tracking several rounds of rain on the way and i'm time them out for you in the exclusive accuweather forecast. and ducis rogers has sports
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including a live report from chicago on the nfl draft.
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a driver is in custody after
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leading police on a high speed chase. when they tried to question the driver, he took off dragging an officer 100 yards and the driver led police on a chase weaving in and out of traffic and the vehicle burst into flame and he ran to a nearby apartment complex. as for the injured officer he was taken to the hospital for evaluation. president obama will visit flint, michigan, to talk about the water crisis. he will hear from flint residents and talk to an 8-year-old girl that wrote him a letter about the toxic water. it became tainted in 2014 when the city began drawing water from the flint river trying to save money. well, brazil has a new headache. the olympics is not the hot
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ticket they expected it to be. there is 100 days left until opening sceremonies. potential ticket buyers shied away because of political chaos and high crime and the spread of the zika virus. opening ceremonies are set for august 5th. time for sports. >> ducis is here. >> nfl draft coming up tomorrow night in chicago. a little more than 24 hours the face of the eagles will change. they hold is the second overall pick and they are look fog air franchise quarterback. jaime apody is live in chicago with the latest. >> reporter: hey there ducis we are now inside under a tent because it's raining on the red carpet. if you look over here, this is where the players will be walking to the theater for the draft tomorrow night across the street. first they have to come down the
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red carpet where the media is gathered and they will meet in front of the screen there and looping on the big screen we have highlights of carson wentz quarterback, north dakota state. which is who we think will become the eagles next franchise quarterback. lets look at video from today. an nfl play 60 event, the guy expected to go number one is gerald goffe that should leave the eagles with went z. he has all the intangibles except he did not play d 1 football. they know each other well they work out together and have the same agent. >> it's exciting for both of us. it's definitely a cool time and something that is pretty rare for teams to do that. and me and carson talk back and forth.
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>> i don't get caught up in who is the other guys too often but i think sometime during the year when i started hearing my name being thrown out there i knew about jared but i still barely watched his tape, but i see us throw side by side and know he is a good player and everyone is going to compare us for a long time and that is the way it is. >> carson wentz 20-3 as a starter at north dakota state, of course howie rosen says you can't go wrong with either one of them. and by the way take a look at the setup, and get used to it it could be coming to philadelphia. that is right, philadelphia and los angeles the top two prospects to host next year's nfl draft and we ran into a group from the iase here scouting the chicago site to get ideas for phillies thinking it would look good on the ben
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franklin parkway. any way, live on the red parquet at the nfl draft. jaime apody, channel 6 "action news." >> it would be a shorter travel for you next year jaime. >> to the phillies, ellison pitches against the nationals and charlie morton won't pitch for the rest of the season. morton as a torn hamstring, he tore it running to first base. we are still digesting the flyers first round exit of the playoffs. they have a new coach and dug themselves out of an early season hole. but they are a harsh critic. >> i am not throwing rose petals around, we were out in the first round, i think the leadership grew for sure. >> coming up in the next half hour we'll talk about the flyers goalie situation, they have two
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good ones. which one will be around next season. >> keep them both in there. the new bowl ton center has a new resource to treat large animals particularly horses, the center demonstrated the new machine. a live horse at the center that is part of the teaching hospital. a robotic system that provided a 3-d image of the animal, it's horse doesn't even react to its movements, it takes just one minute to give them a 3-d composition of the horse's body. >> i believe it will make a significant difference not just in treating injured horses but i think it has the potential also to help us prevent injury. >> the system doesn't require a horse to be under an steesh to be used either. this change in attitude
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leading education organizations are banding together to push for advocate funding for pennsylvania schools, the group spoke about the issue in spring garden and praised the new funding formula in place but say the work is far from over. >> we must address the need of poor districts like philadelphia that were disproportionately affected by previous budget cuts and avoid them in the state
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budget. >> schools need an additional $4 million in the next state budget and they are heading to harrisburg next month to deliver that message in person. now, cecily tynan is here with the accuweather forecast. >> it's 55 today and 80s yesterday. 31 degrees cooler than yesterday. and now we have some rain on the way. we need the rain though. stormtracker 6 live double scan showing that we have a few light showers hanging along the coast. really the big change, the fact that it's so cold. yesterday's high is 18 degrees above normal. today 55 degrees below normal after a morning low of 50, temperatures barely going anywhere today. 54 in philadelphia and trenton 55 and allentown 57 and millville 54 and i told my daughter last night, she is going on a field trip outside.
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i said definitely wear the jacket it will be chilly. and now the rain is on the way, satellite 6 along with action radar, if you look here near omaha, you see the spin, the powerful low pressure center, it brought hail and tornados across the plains, this whole systiysts moving to the east, it's a chilly night, 38 degrees in the cooler suburbs, in northampton counties, an advisory between 4:00 and 8:00. good idea if you live in the communities to bring the potted plants indoor. we get the first of two lows, that surface low brings us rain by the afternoon and it's chilly again tomorrow, but not quite as cool as today with a high of 61
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degrees and an upper level low moves in on friday, with a few scattered showers, future tracker 6 showing us the next 24 hours a quarter to half inch of rain. much needed rain and it will wash the pollen out of the air. there is some good news to this forecast. the exclusive accuweather seven-day forecast, tomorrow we start dry and then the rain is moving in by the afternoon. the afternoon high 61 degrees, and it stays gloomy on friday plenty of clouds with occasional rain, a high of only 58 degrees, heading into the weekend saturday is the pick of the weekend. a bubble of high pressure builds in briefly and that brings us partly sunny skies and great weather for the union game and 66 degrees and sunday the rain moves in and it looks like it could be arriving as early as mid to late morning and this could put a damper on the broad street run especially the
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tailgates, it will be cool and 61 on sunday and temperatures for the start of the race 68 degrees and temperature-wise nice for runners and on monday sunny and showers and 65 degrees and tuesday and wednesday finally we break out of this unsettled weather pattern. partly sunny and warm and dry with temperatures around 70 degrees, if you are planning any outdoor plans for the weekend. i would definitely pick saturday over sunday. sunday is looking wet. >> thank you cecily. coming up later on 6 abc tonight, it's an all new episode of nashville and tonight decon, and raina are desperate to their daughter home. >> you are hiding my daughter -- >> she can go whenever she want -- >> also, tonight juliet tries to renew her relationship with avery. see how it unfolds tonight at
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10:00. here is a look at the entire prime time schedule. it starts at 8:00 with the middle and then modern family and blackish and nashville at 10:00 and then "action news" with jim gardner.
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right now jim gardner and the "action news" team are standing by with these stories and much more tonight at can have. a mom is charged with the death of her daughter. and a car arson is connected to two other recent fires. and dwight evans talks about his big win over 11 term congressman, chaka fattah. that is coming up next. for the entire "action news" team i'm monica malpass have a great night.
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"action news" delaware valley's leading news program. with ducis rogers, meteorologist, cecily tynan and jim gardner. wednesday night teenagers steal a car owned by the mayor of wilmington and a name change coming for cabrini college. but the big story is arraignment in an unthinkable crime. kayla moore is charged with killing her 2-year-old daughter. she admitted to kicking the little girl in the head and torso. nora muchanic is live in falls township. >> reporter: jim, it's a terrible case of child abuse, with police telling us that the mother kicked the toddler so
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hard her brain actually shifted inside of her head. falls township police lieutenant, henry ward is describing the actions of 29-year-old kayla moore who is behind bars for beating to death her daughter 2-year-old athena wolf. >> our theory is the mom was under a lot of stress and she just snapped. >> it happened at building 14 on briarwood road. medics found the child unresponsive and she was transferred to philadelphia hospital where she died on monday. she was malnourished and they found they was a badly injured and beaten child. >> they were horrified. >> before confessing repeatedly kicking the child, she told them the injuries happened while she was playing and that athena had eating and behavioral


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